Upotte!'s Tennouji, sola's Abeno End Kiko of Valkyrie Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion Retsu magazine published the last chapter of Kitsune Tennouji and Chako Abeno's Kiko of Valkyrie (Valkyire no Kiko) manga on Tuesday. The manga's fourth and final compiled book volume is slated for January 18.
In the manga's story, humanity fought against divine beings in a secret war for its existence seven years ago. A girl named Waka, as well as her companions, became Valkyries chosen by the gods, and gave their lives to end the battle. In time, Waka's younger sister Kiko grows up and enters high school. But now the divine beings have returned.
Tennouji and Abeno launched the manga in Young Champion Retsu in November 2016. Akita Shoten published the manga's third compiled book volume on June 20.
Tennouji's other manga titles include Upotte!!, Edens BoWy, Orfina, and Orfina SAGA. The Upotte!! four-panel manga inspired a net anime in 2012; Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan and Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD along with its OVA episode. Edens BoWy inspired a television anime series in 1999, and ADV Films released the anime in North America. CMX Manga published the Orfina manga in English.
Abeno previously worked on the manga adaptations of the multimedia project sola, AQUAPLUS' visual novel White Album, and her original series Welcome to Wakaba-soh. Broccoli Books licensed sola for North American release in 2007 and released the first volume before shutting down in 2008. Yen Press acquired the rights to Welcome to Wakaba-soh in 2008 and released both volumes of that series. Abeno also drew the manga adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's Dantalian no Shoka light novel series. Abeno worked with Kenji Saito on the Trinity Seven: Liese Chronicle spinoff manga, and recently launched the manga Witch Order alongside Saito.
Source: Young Champion Retsu December issue